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What people say

"Discover the rich tapestry of Japanese history and culture in Asakusa, where the iconic Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Street await your exploration. Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple, stands as a testament to time, with its majestic Thunder Gate, vibrant pagoda, and the bustling Nakamise Street leading to its entrance. As you meander through Nakamise Street, indulge in a delightful array of traditional snacks and unique souvenirs offered by the charming stalls lining the path. The air is alive with a blend of incense and the cheerful hum of visitors. Embracing both spirituality and commerce, Asakusa invites you to immerse yourself in the cultural treasures and lively atmosphere that make this district a must-visit destination in Tokyo."
"Located in the heart of Tokyo is a neighborhood that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. Known for its historic charm, the area is home to Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest and most famous Buddhist temple. Visitors can stroll down Nakamise Shopping Street, lined with shops selling traditional crafts, snacks, and souvenirs. Asakusa also offers a glimpse into Japan's past with its beautifully preserved architecture and nostalgic atmosphere. Beyond its cultural landmarks, the district boasts a vibrant dining scene, serving up delicious street food and authentic Japanese cuisine. "
"Asakusa was one of my favourite parts of Tokyo and we visited it during the Sanja Matsuri festival which is considered as one of the wildest and largest festivals in Tokyo. It was pretty crazy, a lot of men were walking around with just underwear and showing off their tattoos, which usually are not socially accepted but they are in this festival. If you go in May, I think it is worth making sure you visit during those dates. "

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